UCSF

Dorie Apollonio, PhD, MPP

Professor In Residence
Apollonio
Phone: +1 415 502-1942
530 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 365
UCSF Box 1390
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Affiliations

What I do

My work considers the activities of industries implicated in the spread of non-communicable diseases, including tobacco, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, alcohol, and food. Some recent work has identified tobacco cessation strategies for vulnerable populations, sought to understand the scope of tobacco and cannabis co-use, assessed the spread of laws addressing new tobacco and cannabis delivery systems, and identified the extent of pharmacist prescribing. My work has been published in journals in multiple disciplines, including law, medicine, pharmacy, political science, public health, and public policy. I’ve been an instructor and research mentor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2004.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

health policy, substance use, tobacco control, cannabis, opioids, vulnerable populations, homelessness, mental health disorders, cancer, pharmacist furnishing

Professional background

Biography

Dr. Apollonio is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research considers the activities of industries implicated in the spread of non-communicable diseases, including tobacco, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, alcohol, and food. Recent work addresses identifying tobacco cessation strategies for vulnerable populations, understanding the scope of tobacco and cannabis co-use, assessing the spread of laws addressing new tobacco and cannabis delivery systems, and reviewing the health implications of policies that allow opioid-to-cannabis substitution. Her work has been published in journals in multiple disciplines, including law, medicine, pharmacy, political science, public health, and public policy. She has served as an instructor and research mentor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2004, and has earned multiple teaching awards.

Research keywords

  • opiates
  • cannabis
  • vulnerable populations
  • homelessness
  • mental health disorders
  • heart disease
  • sugar
  • health policy
  • cancer
  • tobacco control
  • substance use
  • Tobacco Use
  • smoking cessation
  • Tobacco Products
  • tobacco industry
  • cannabis
  • Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Smoking
  • Homeless Persons
  • Taxes
  • Mass Media
  • Community Pharmacy Services
  • pharmacies
  • Smoke-Free Policy
  • Public Policy